ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – Major champions Mark O'Meara, David Graham and Laura Davies joined the World Golf Hall of Fame in an induction class that included a renowned architect who built major championship courses.
Missing was Davies, a four-time major champion who made the cut in the U.S. Women's Open near Philadelphia. Her flight was delayed leaving Sunday night, so she had to give a video acceptance.
"Everything that seems to happen to me is weird," Davies said at the reception.
Inducted posthumously was A.W. Tillinghast, the architect of fabled courses Baltusrol and Winged Foot among more than 200 others.
The ceremony was held Monday at Younger Hall at the University of St. Andrews. It was the first time it was held away from the World Golf Village in Florida as officials try to drum up more interest around the world.
Spieth checks in
Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth He flew on a charter flight from Illinois with other players at the John Deere Classic, which he won Sunday in a playoff. He arrived in Scotland about 10:30 a.m. and checked into his house before coming out to the Old Course to a quiet reception.
In need of a shave, Spieth and his manager walked through a group of about 100 fans who camped out near the entrance to the player lounge to get his autograph. Spieth signed everything shoved his way, turned and tossing the last item to a delighted young British boy.
Questions arose whether Spieth would change his schedule and skip the John Deere so he could get to Scotland earlier. He never gave it a second thought. He wanted competition at a tournament where he picked up his first win. He wasn't worried about jet lag. He wasn't interested in changing his routine.
"He's young enough where he'll probably overcome it with a good night's sleep," Paul Casey said.